Monday, November 24, 2014

Power Popsters Remember a Motown Hero

I was away when I got the news of Jimmy Ruffin's death. I thought
the Guardian wrote one of the better obits, especially recalling Ruffin's own explanation of the blessing and curse of recording the timeless 1966 song "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted." One of my favorite band's, the dB's, did a wonderful rendition as a Hurricane Katrina benefit release back in 2005, and they just posted it to YouTube as a tribute to the Motown legend. Ruffin's work will live forever.


Echorich said...

Probably my favorite male Soul singer, he should be remembered for so many more songs than just "Brokenhearted." I even give high marks to his two tracks with Heaven 17 in the mid 80's.

Brian said...

Hi Echorich. The Heaven 17 and Paul Weller connections are really cool.